Who’s the best supporting actor
In the comedy that’s your life?
Cool to play the background
But steps up in times of strife?
Funny when they need to be?
Serious as your mother?
Surprising in their dimensions,
But somehow keeps it undercover?
Out the box beautiful
Even if they keep it plain?
Can take it to the next level
Without the slightest sign of strain?
Knows how to keep it humble
Even when everybody’s staring?
Knows how to take it all in
But non-attached when they are caring?
In the fabric of your existence?
Tells you what they think
With a passive non-resistance?
Who is your Marisa Tomei–
The one who reads between your lines?
The best friend when you need one
Who walks away when it is time?
© Copyright 2016 Pedro S. Silva II
I know this poem might seem random, but it isn’t as random as it seems. If you want to know what inspired me to write this and name it after Marisa Tomei, you can check out this post on The Roofless Church.